The Palmer Chiropractic Main Clinic is caring for HIV-positive patients through a new contract with the Rock Island County Health Department and an agreement with the AIDS Project Quad Cities.It is one of the first times that chiropractic care has been included with other health care, financial, nutritional, legal, and psychological counseling services for HIV-positive patients.
NYCC Alumnus Establishes Unitrust
Dr. I. Richard Osder (New York Chiropractic College class of 1955) and his wife Edna have established a charitable remainder trust with NYCC named as the beneficiary. Their gift to the college is approaching $250,000. The charitable trust is designated for the I. Richard Osder Diagnostic Laboratory Fund. "The chiropractic profession has been good to me and I want to return something and at the same time assure its future," said Dr. Osder. "I firmly believe that in order to serve their patients well as primary health care providers, the chiropractors of tomorrow will need a first rate education along with the ability to diagnose the patient's condition. I want to help my alma mater in continuing to meet the needs of those joining the chiropractic ranks."
NCC Researches New Vitamin A Diagnostic Test
A research team from the National College of Chiropractic (NCC) is working on developing a simpler, more feasible test to screen for vitamin A deficiency or toxicity via urinalysis. Vitamin A tests on the market use blood samples for analysis, and are only offered by a limited number of specialty laboratories, making it expensive and difficult to obtain. According to NCC associate professor Malford Cullum, PhD, the test under development would work much like a litmus test, denoting different shades of green to indicate vitamin A level in urine.
Run for Life Attracts over 4,000 Participants
Life College's 13th Annual Run for Life drew more than 4,000 runners on August 17th in Marietta, Georgia, despite a last minute date change due to the Olympics. Proceeds were donated to the Cobb County Open Gate Society, which provides shelter and care for abused, neglected, and abandoned children.
Two international runners from Life College and two Atlanta residents won the 5 and 10k races. The winners in the men's events were both Life students: Malcolm Campbell of Great Britain won the men's 5K with a time of 14:28; David Kosgei, from Kenya, finished two minutes ahead of the field to win the men's 10K in 31:08. The women's race winners are both local competitors who successfully defended their titles: Jill Hargis won the women's 5K in 17:15, and Kathy Talman captured the 10K win in a time of 38:45.
Gonstead Chiro. Educational Trust Is Ended
The Clarence S. Gonstead Chiropractic Educational Trust has announced that it is terminated, in accordance with the terms as set forth by the will of Dr. Clarence Gonstead, who passed away on October 2, 1978. The trust, as administered by Marshall and Ilsley Trust Company, has offered scholarships to students at 15 accredited chiropractic colleges throughout the U.S. Only students who had completed at least two years of chiropractic study and had a B or equivalent grade point average were eligible to apply. The scholarships were awarded for one full academic year and included living allowances. Over the last 15 years, 91 scholarships have been awarded totalling $791,500.